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Stop the demolition of 6312/6330 N. Winthrop

Loyola is planning to tear down viable properties and displace families so they can build dorms for sophomore students. The dorms will be used only nine months of the year. We are asking for your support to help us send a message to Loyola to stop tearing down viable property in the Edgewater community.

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New exhibit: The Chicago Conspiracy Trial

The Chicago Conspiracy Trial: One Juror’s Ordeal

In 1968 the Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago. Protests, confrontation, arrests and ensuing trial, tested the legal and political processes. The Chicago Conspiracy Trial of 1969-1970 was a challenge to the American justice system. This exhibit examines one juror’s experiences, reflected through her journals, and the lasting impact of the trial on her and her family. [more...]

Edgewater Beach Hotel, 100 Years Later

The one hundred year anniversary of the opening of the Edgewater Beach Hotel is being celebrated with an exhibit at the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum. The exhibit will be open on weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. Come prepared to learn about this fabulous hotel that put Edgewater on the map by surfing our website. [more...]

Chicago History Book Group

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

The books to be discussed are: “Algren: A Life” By Mary Wisniewski, and “Nelson Algren: A Life on the Wild Side” By Bettina Drew

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Native Americans in Chicago (Past)

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
Betty Barclay Community Room
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

Prof. Theodore Karamanski will be speaking on the important history of Native Americans in Chicago, including the North Side, where Rogers Ave. was a significant border in the history of treaties as they were pushed ever westward. Edgewater was also the site of seasonal village settlements when Kenmore and Winthrop were wetland swales for harvesting wild rice. Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

The books to be discussed are: “20 Years at Hull House” By Jane Addams, “Jane Addams: Spirit in Action” By Louise W. Knight, “Jane Addams: A Biography” By James Weber Linn, and “The Women of Hull House” By Eleanor J. Stebner

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2018 Edgewater Home Tour (Past)

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, the Edgewater Historical Society will present its 30th Home Tour in the West Andersonville neighborhood, which includes the area within borders Bryn Mawr, Foster, Ashland and Ravenswood.

Register at the Edgewater Historical Society Museum (5358 North Ashland) between Noon and 4:00 p.m. Tour goers will guide themselves to the open homes using the tour map. The cost is $25 per person and requires walking several blocks. No reservations are required. Click here for more information.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The books to be discussed are: “The Jungle” By Upton Sinclair, “Down on the Killing Floor” By Rick Halpern, and “Slaughterhouse” By Dominic A. Pacyga

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2018 Summer Nights in Edgewater (Past)

Join your neighbors again this year, on warm summer nights, for our popular community program of free live performances. From July 11 to August 29, 2018, every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., different local musicians will entertain you in the beautiful EHS garden. Refreshments will be served. We are pet friendly! All are welcome. Click here for the 2018 schedule.

"Made in Chicago" exhibit (Past)

The “Made in Chicago” exhibit is a collection of artifacts from the Made in Chicago Museum - “An industrial history in everyday objects 1900-1970.” The exhibit will close on August 5, 2018.

Explore the kitchen installation and see familiar products from the past. Remember Dad’s old fashioned root beer or Oh Henry candy bars? Many manufacturers, like Steward Warner, are gone, but their products, like the early TVs, are still here.

Stop by to see the real things, and then go online to the Made In Chicago Museum to learn more. You are going to love it. For a short overview of the exhibit by the curator and owner of the collection, click here. [more...]

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